A SIGNED UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright, unfaded, complete and unclipped. It shows an insignificant trace of rubbing to the top edges and at the head of the spine. Looks sharp.
Book : The book is square and very tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are clean. The spine is insignificantly toned. The corners are sharp. The pages are clean - no foxing. There is a hint of toning to the closed page edges. No dog-eared pages. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges. This copy has been SIGNED by Lawrence Durrell to the title page. The book was SIGNED to George Smith, who was - at the time of the book's publication - Faber's author liaison officer. The inscription is dated 1974. A very nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Condition: Very Good ++ / Near Fine Wrapper: Near Fine